Mario L.V. Martina (Brindisi, 1976) is senior researcher at IUSS – Institute for Advanced Study of Pavia in hydrology and adjunct professor at University of Bologna. He is lecturer in Hydrology and Flood Risk at the University of Bologna and in Loss Adjustment of Natural Disaster in the Master course Risk Engineering and Loss Adjustment at Cineas – Polytechnic University of Milan.
His research activity is mainly focused on probabilistic approaches for natural hazards and risk assessment, physically-based hydrological models, assessment of uncertainty in the prediction.
He has received the first degree summa cum laude in Civil Environmental Engineering and the Ph.D. in Physically Based Modeling for the Environmental Protection at the University of Bologna, he has received a M.Sc. in Risk Engineering and Loss Adjustment at Cineas – Polytechnic University of Milan.
He has participated to several EU funded research projects (MUSIC, MITCH, FLOODsite, EcoStress) and Italian research projects (Cubist, MisPor, MiDA).
He has been visiting researcher at numerous academic institutions including the MIT, the Oregon State University and the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
He has been research fellow within the Willis Research Network and consultant for several Insurance/Re-Insurance Company and brokers for the scientific and technical review of catastrophe models. He has been consultant for several research institution or public administration including the Environmental Agency and the Civil Protection.